Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Says to drink by June 23 2013, so I figure this is beer’s likely not more than a couple months old. Poured into a Samuel Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.
Appearance: Almost crystal clear with a very slight haze; orange in color. There’s about a two finger head after the pour, but it isn’t long before it’s just a film on top. Lacing is pretty spotty from top to bottom.
Smell: I first thought it really smelled like woman’s shampoo with spices in it. That sounds odd, but it really did -- and not in a bad way at all. It smells great. As it warms up a tad, I find that it smells a lot more like a quality pale ale with a valiant blend of hops and malt. Probably the high light of this beer.
Taste/feel: Sweetness with the hops up front, that develops into more hops... and then more hops... and then finishes with the bitterness, with the flavor of caramel malts coming in to balance the hops. It’s odd to me, because the hops seem sweet, and the malts seem bitter. Hey, I’m not complaining. The Citra (I believe they’re Citra) hops, as usual, provide a very juicy quality to this beer, and the slight malty and spicy aftertaste on this beer makes it all the more satisfying. This is a great pale ale that has the bitterness of an IPA, but more overall qualities of an APA. Definitely a tasty pale ale worth seeking out. For the best flavor, I say take it out of the fridge five minutes before drinking it -- it’s when it’s at its best, I think.
danielst (341) - AUSTRIA - SEP 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: Orange amber color. Ligh caramel and toffee maltiness balanced with grassy and citrussy hops. A nice, mild and easy going beer.
johndoughty (4982) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Clear bronze with a small head. Very pleasant hop flavour with herbs also floating around to produce a quite unusual and distinctive taste. A pleasant surprise and an unusual beer really worth trying.
Keza61 (17) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 19, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well made pale Ale. Not too malty or sweet, lovely upfront aroma and delicate pallet make this a super easy drinking beer.
tricksta_p (3530) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at home. Aroma is biscuity malt, soft stone fruits, peach, buttery notes, caramel, toffee, mild hops. Flavour is light sweet and moderate bitter. Body is medium. Maltier than I expected with some buttery notes.
drjoeng (857) - SINGAPORE - SEP 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5.2%ABV. American Pale Ale.
Poured out deep gold. 8ºSRm.
Nose is resinous, spicy and a little funky.
Mouthfeel is light. Palate is malty and solid to be able to enjoy the hops that follow. Not a ponderous malt base. Light and beery. Hops are resinous with epoxy but really brief!
So the finish is light, beery and clean.
jcnielsen (3205) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2016 Bottle. Pours an orange color with white head. Earthy, herbal, caramel aromas. Caramel, earthy, herbal, malty, slight toffee flavors. Very caramel and herbal heavy beer - maybe a touch old? Not a huge fan.
guzzler67 (1665) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber appearance with a large, off white head and light lacing. Citrus and floral hop aromas set the stage for a nicely balanced taste. Caramel malts provide a modicum of sweetness but the hop bill helps distinguish this one from many run of the mill APAs. In fact, if the alc was a bit lower it could be mistaken for a session IPA. Medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering finish.
Dandm (65) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Earth and herb scent. Dark gold colour, little carbonation or head. Medium dry malt. Mild hops, slight late bitterness and fruit. Brings a hopped Pilsner to mind.
JDBaker11058 (1935) - Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
appearance: golden orange, near-white head, average lacing. aroma: orange, caramel, some grass and grapefruit. taste: graham cracker, marmalade (or apricot), some peach and orange, hint of grass. finish: lingering sweet and slightly toasty caramel with citrus hops in balance. notes: Excellent pale ale. Perfect palate. Not too complex, just right. Can from Norm’s In Vienna, Virginia.
TET (2633) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
An orange beer, a head is medium and blond. Aroma has fruitness of lemon, herbs and some grass. Taste has herbs, hay and some fruitness, medium bitterness. Medium bodied. Herbal and nicely bitter.